Summer is the perfect time to get out of the house. Families are itching to get on the road and adventure, sightsee, and explore more than ever. Before hitting the road, it is important to ensure your family’s safety by checking the condition of your automobile. Many people overlook maintenance procedures that could prevent some of the most common car problems during the hot summer season. With the increasing popularity of road trips and traveling this year, take extra precautions on the roads.
More than 80% of people surveyed say they plan to take a road trip this summer and 86% agree they are more likely or as likely to hit the road compared to previous years.– “The great American road trip is back” by Tatiana Rokou, TravelDailyNews Media Network
Gaining proper knowledge of how to address auto issues will help create successful, pleasant road travel. Commonly seen automobile issues that are seen every Summer season are as follows:
Every car possesses an engine cooling system. The engine colling system’s main job is to remove heat and maintain specific temperatures. Coolant, thermostat, hoses, radiator, and a water pump can be found in the cooling system. Your automobile’s dash will indicate if the engine’s coolant is too cold or too hot. If your vehicle is indicating engine overheating, pull off to the side of the road and be patient. Give your engine a moment to cool down to a normal temperature. If the engine temperature proceeds to increase to irregular temperatures, this could be a serious issue. Contact a local mechanic as soon as possible to fix your engine’s temperature issue. Don’t get stuck on the side of the road with an overheated engine.
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Low Engine Fluids
Weather changes are known to cause low engine fluids. Engine Fluids may thin or evaporate in hot weather, drying up engine fluid vats. Make sure your engine fluids are topped off, especially before leaving on a road trip.
Be sure to top off these fluids:
- Transmission Fluid
- Powersteering Fluid
- Windshield Wiper Fluid
Check your Coolant
Coolant is particularly important to check during the summer due to its vital role. Coolant keeps the vehicle’s engine at a regulated temperature, preventing overheating. Do not forget this key component!
Broken Air Conditioning
A summer without a functioning Air Conditioner can have you feeling like you are melting in the cab of your car. A short car ride can feel like a lifetime. Securing the comfort of your passengers and yourself is important for transportation. If your A/C is projecting hot air, it is time to get your Air Conditioning system checked out by an A/C professional.
Tire Air Pressure
Low tire pressure can occur following the winter season. Cold temperatures can affect your tires as the seasonal temperatures change. Low tire pressure can lead to a flat tire and even worse, a tire blowout. A tire inspection may also be necessary to check for holes and obstructions that have entered through the exterior. If you are not sure what your air pressure level should be at, check your vehicle owner’s manual to learn the exact number.
Auto mishaps can compromise your planned travels, especially in extreme heat. The last thing you want to do is delay your travel duration with an easily prevented auto issue. Prevent unexpected auto repair expenses. Protect your vehicle, you, and your passengers this summer. Contact the experts at Layton Car Care for more information.